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by Irwin Shaw

eBook Bread Upon the Waters download ISBN: 0440108454
Author: Irwin Shaw
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell (1982)
Language: English
ePub: 1678 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

A Biography of Irwin Shaw. To Irving Paul Lazar. PART ONE. Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days. Other author's books: Evening in Byzantium. Bread Upon the Waters.

A Biography of Irwin Shaw. 1. HE WAS IN A STRANGE bed. There was murmuring around him. An impression of white. Voices of a Summer Day. In the Company of Dolphins.

Bread Upon the Waters book. Shaw at his brilliant best! It made me feel dreadfully inadequate as a writer, but I couldn't put the book down, and, having read it, I know it's a book I'll come back and re-read. The Stands are a self-reliant family in New York City  . Shaw moralizes some in this story, but he exposes irrefutable truths about life, money, aspirations, priorities, parenting, families, the class structure, and the differences between generations. It's a book I wish I'd read some years ago, before I made some of the mistakes I regret in communication with my offspring. Shaw at his brilliant best!

Even though he had the day off, the school rule was that the boy had to be back by seven o’clock. But Strand wasn’t going to put him on report as he was supposed to do.

Even though he had the day off, the school rule was that the boy had to be back by seven o’clock. without being called into the headmaster’s office to explain his absence. Strand didn’t like to speculate on what Rollins might be doing in Waterbury in his attempt to get Romero out of jail

Irwin Shaw is a genius at understanding life as it is lived by ordinary folks. It is remarkable that a book published in 1981 can seem so fresh, so timely in 2018. Bread Upon the Waters is something of a family saga that is rooted in New York City

Irwin Shaw is a genius at understanding life as it is lived by ordinary folks. 31 people found this helpful. Bread Upon the Waters is something of a family saga that is rooted in New York City. Only a chance encounter with a wealthy and prominent attorney causes a change in direction for each of the Strand family members. Beyond that, the book explores so many questions that remain today - elitism, the wealthy bending of rules, gratitude versus resentment, loneliness, isolation, racism, fear of death, in essence, the human condition.

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Bread upon the Waters" is a short story by Rudyard Kipling, which first appeared in the London Graphic in December 1895. It was later published in The Day's Work (1898). The title derives from Ecclesiastes 11:1 - "Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days". It was originally illustrated by Sir Frank Brangwyn. The story is narrated by Kipling as a friend of the protagonist, McPhee

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Bread Upon the Waters is a masterful story about the way lives interconnect, and how every good deed, no matter how selfless, comes with a price. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Irwin Shaw including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate. Fiction Family Life Psychological. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Bread upon the waters. by. Shaw, Irwin, 1913-1984.

What happens to a loving, self-reliant family when a rich and influential man intercedes on their behalf is revealed in this story of sudden temptations and misguided benevolence.
Comments: (7)
SiIеnt
I bought this book because I remember it from my parent's library growing up. I have to say it is worthy read. It always amazes me how much more substantive was the writing from a few decades ago. The story is rich and the characters riveting. It is such a pleasure to read something that has not been dumbed down as the more contemporary books. Highly recommend it.
Saimath
Just finished this compelling novel yesterday. I read some of the reviews and found them credible, I can add that this story touched me in a rather personal way.
I was 2nd of four children in a family growing up in 1940-50's. We were the benefactors, but in a lesser way, of the generosity of an older couple who had no children. My father, at one point in his early working years, was an employee (insurance industry) of "Uncle Paul" who allowed his wife, "Aunt Maudie" to pay attention to us four children somewhat as if we were grandchildren to her. We received gifts when they returned from trips to Mexico. We were treated to concerts, restaurant meals and picnics as guests.
I felt very special because of this, even though we had two sets of grandparents already! The negative effects on our family didn't stand out, but I have no doubt there were some. Long story short, Uncle Paul was a local important figure (very small town) who had taken advantage of other people's misfortunes to create a large financial estate through shrewd purchases of distressed real estate. He was either loved or hated. Not much benefit to him or to Aunt Maudie. As I said, they had no children and Paul died much younger than expected. Without explanation, Paul didn't leave a will. Maudie spent a number of years, and made at least one local attorney quite wealthy, trying to sort out the mess that was Paul's estate. Oh, well. Complicated lives are intersting! I couldn't give the novel a 5 rating, due to some minor credibility issues. Russell Hazen's suicide is not well-developed. The curious relationship between Leslie Strand and Hazen seems like a real stretch! She was a sensitive woman, but quite smart and her despair after Hazen's death lacks authenticity. Whatever.
lucky kitten
I had read both The Young Lions and Rich Man Poor Man decades ago, so I had reason to expect a crisply written if soapy, but entertaining, novel. Wrong. Bread Upon the Waters is the bloated, cautionary tale of the effect a bloated influential lawyer has on the several members of the modest Strand family when they meet by chance one night. He affects all of the Strands, and ultimately not for the better. The dialogue is stilted, and the characters, particularly the lawyer and a student named Romano, are just not believable. They do not behave or talk like real people. Also not believable is how completely out of touch the protagonist is with the other members of his family. This novel is only for someone determined to read everything Irwin Shaw wrote.
Hanad
It is remarkable that a book published in 1981 can seem so fresh, so timely in 2018. Bread Upon the Waters is something of a family saga that is rooted in New York City. Only a chance encounter with a wealthy and prominent attorney causes a change in direction for each of the Strand family members. Beyond that, the book explores so many questions that remain today - elitism, the wealthy bending of rules, gratitude versus resentment, loneliness, isolation, racism, fear of death, in essence, the human condition. I was so taken with the Strand family, with the power wielded by Russell Hazen, that could alter events both positively and negatively. I basked in the weekends in the Hamptons, shuddered at the dreary Connecticut boys school, was saddened at the loss of the stately NYC apartment, suffered and was elated by event after event. I laughed, I cried, and I appreciated every written word. I'm so glad to have found this genuine, timely piece of fiction.
Nkeiy
Long and involved story about a family whose teenage daughter does a good deed and is rewarded by the constant and very generous attention of a wealthy and powerful attorney who longs to be part of a functioning family. There is an intriguing character, a Puerto Rican boy who is well-read, despite coming from a lower-class neighborhood and a dysfunctional family. I'd say that there are two take-aways from the book: one: too much generosity can be life-changing and not always in a good way; two: sometimes a person, in this case, Jesus Romero, has decided that he cannot rise above his street-wise background, no matter how hard his benefactors try to help him. That said, the ending was unrewarding, at least to me, and I wouldn't read the book again.
TheMoonix
This was a great read, one of those rare few that I found difficult to put down even when tired or sleepy. For me, the pace was just right. The characters are well developed, learn from their experiences, and it is easy for the reader to care about and be interested in them.

At the core of the story is the Strand family, a bit pinched financially but seemingly happy and harmonious, and enjoying a good and largely wholesome life. Through a fluke occurrence, they do a good turn for Russell Hazen, a man of wealth, and he returns the favor by inserting himself and his wealth into their lives. Hazen’s motives seem unselfish, and he no doubt believes that they are, but his subsequent involvement in their lives leads the Strands to discoveries about both Hazen and themselves that are not always positive. All of the Strands end up perhaps sadder and definitely wiser. Highly recommended.
Anasius
I'd never read Irwin Shaw. I had, of course, heard of most of the movies, and some of the plays, he' written. But for some reason, never read. How wonderful to discover a treasure trove of writing, brand new, because like someone said, "If you have never read it, it's new." Bread Upon The Waters gave me everything I want in a book. Never predictable, there was something around each corner fulfilling, or fun, or evoking some kind of emotion. I loved the family, the stranger who came into their lives and changed them forever, and enjoyed all the peripheral characters who rounded out this splendid tale. It's rare one can actually PROMISE a great read. This is one of those times.